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A different look at the mighty Falcons

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Panthers have a knack for giving up good field position to the opponent. With our special teams situation it is always a possibility that the opponent will have a short field.

It says something about their defense and ST that they have managed to give Ryan and Co. Such a clear advantage.

This is very useful info though and it does make crystal clear that playing mistake free on the road is our best bet for winning. It is a stat that a good head coach can build a gameplay around. Put them in a position to have to go 80 plus yards and hope your D doesn't tire too quickly or that they make an error.

Question is: do RR and McD know this and if so what will they do with it?

It comes back to double teaming JJ, containing Turner, and running the ball from a power formation. If these things happen and we don't turn the ball over, we can win this game.

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Falcon Fan here.... Post like this are made to make fans feel better about the game a day before the game.... Facts are Matt Ryan are leading the league in TD (8 TD's) , and QBR thru 3 games ...Dude is balling.


Its a division game so im looking for it to be a close good game.... The Browns gave the ravens all they can handle... Division opponents know each other. So im looking for this to be a close game.
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Yes, these stats say that Atlanta forces a lot of turnovers and then the offense seems to easily convert those turnovers to points!

Which means bad news considering Cam turns the ball over a lot.

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[quote name='CRA' timestamp='1348953736' post='1924414']
Falcons have scored 94 points in 3 games and all the talk locally and nationally is how can Carolina possibly keep up.

Well, lets look at some of those scores....

32 yard TD drive
29 yard TD drive
1 yard TD drive
24 yard FG drive
8 yard FG drive
7 yard TD drive
31 yard FG drive
8 yard FG drive

That is 40 pts in 3 games.....bc the offense was given the ball in their opponents territory. No offense in the NFL has started as many drives on the opponents side of the field.

How do we beat Atl? Simple, they aren't as scary as hyped....opponents have made things easy on Atl. Don't give the offense a short field. Make noodle arm drive the field. Make him use the noodle and make the stone handed WRs go the length of the field.

Team has to show up early.....if they don't Cam will go into desperation mode and play into the biggest factor in the Falcons fast start. Carolina CAN outscore them. But we have to make Atl earn there points.
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Excellent insight. But I want to add that the reason they've started with such good field position all the time is that the defense is forcing turnovers. The Falcons pass rush is the best I've seen out of them in a long time, and quarterbacks have been getting hurried into bad throws or bad decisions (sometimes both). Our offensive line HAS to do a better job than it did against the Giants, or the outcome will be very similar.

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Ohh, so our special teams has to give them a long field to work with.

Good because I has all teh faith in the world in our special teams!

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[quote name='CRA' timestamp='1348953736' post='1924414']
Falcons have scored 94 points in 3 games and all the talk locally and nationally is how can Carolina possibly keep up.

Well, lets look at some of those scores....

32 yard TD drive
29 yard TD drive
1 yard TD drive
24 yard FG drive
8 yard FG drive
7 yard TD drive
31 yard FG drive
8 yard FG drive

That is 40 pts in 3 games.....bc the offense was given the ball in their opponents territory. No offense in the NFL has started as many drives on the opponents side of the field.

How do we beat Atl? Simple, they aren't as scary as hyped....opponents have made things easy on Atl. Don't give the offense a short field. Make noodle arm drive the field. Make him use the noodle and make the stone handed WRs go the length of the field.

Team has to show up early.....if they don't Cam will go into desperation mode and play into the biggest factor in the Falcons fast start. Carolina CAN outscore them. But we have to make Atl earn there points.
[/quote] Hey I noticed you missed out on some drives there bud, I'm pretty sure we've had at least 5 80 yard drives, don't act like we can't do it to the Carolina Kitties

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I think Falcons are overrated but you left out a 96 Yard TD drive of a Turnover for Falcons against SD. Secondary and defense better be ready or else it might be a long day even if Offense doesn't turn the ball over to Falcons.

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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1348954751' post='1924428']
appreciate the work. lot's of funny little things about their wins. no denying they are good. the WRs are lethal and the QB is just a great game manager....which is about all that is needed. the defense is rather opportunistic, but [b]i see them playing teams from a weak division with QBs who shot themselves in the foot repeatedly.[/b] i think they are good, but that record i just don't really see to be sustainable.


this game, though, i have a feeling this game will be won or lost in the first couple possessions and it's one in which home field advantage is going to be one of the biggest factors aside from them playing relatively mistake free ball while we seem to be making a ton of them.
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LOL'd pretty hard at the in bold quote seeing as Cam has unloaded an AK clip into his foot this season thus far

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[quote name='Falcon4life' timestamp='1348973928' post='1924613']
LOL'd pretty hard at the in bold quote seeing as Cam has unloaded an AK clip into his foot this season thus far
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what does that have to do with anything. the original statement is still 100% true.

teams that have played the falcons so far have turned the ball over like crazy. is that disputable?

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to be honest despite all the reasons brought up, the absolute biggest disadvantage for the panthers this week is playing on the road. when you are a team trying to recover from a bad outing, playing a hot team on the road is the absolute worst. falcons are bringing out throwbacks in this game and the stadium will be amped. the only way carolina can win is with an absolutely dominant offensive performance by cam and the runningbacks. I cant see it happening in the dome

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